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Psychology Externship Program

Children’s National Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital for the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Psychologists at Children’s National hold academic appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics at the medical school. Children’s National offers a variety of training programs in various medical specialties, all of which are overseen by the medical staff. The Division of Psychology conducts postdoctoral, internship and practicum-level training for psychology students.

Psychology and Behavioral Health — led by Randi Streisand, Ph.D. — is a division within the Center for Neurosciences and Behavioral Medicine, which is directed by neurologist Roger Packer, Ph.D. Other divisions in this center include Neuropsychology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Developmental Pediatrics, Genetics and Metabolism, Hearing and Speech and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This Center for Excellence structure was designed to stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration, in terms of both patient care and research, among disciplines and specialties with common interests.

Psychology Externship Opportunities 

Children’s National offers several externship experiences in child clinical and pediatric psychology to students enrolled in doctoral programs in psychology. Applications may be submitted electronically or in paper form and individual supervisors will indicate their preference in the descriptions below. Due to the high volume of calls received in the past, we request that you don't call to confirm the status of your application.

View our externship brochure.

Interested applicants should complete this survey one time, regardless of how many externships you are applying for.

Applications for our next round of externships are due Feb. 1, 2022.

Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply to one of the following externships: